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Manish Malhotra’s Favourite Lehenga Looks

Manish Malhotra is an unconquered king of couture. Known for his bridal collection, wearing Manish’s creation is every bride’s dream. The designer has come up with the most extravagant and heavenly lehengas which are too good to be true. His forte lies in bringing the best of both worlds by blending rich Indian culture with contemporary silhouettes keeping in mind the needs of modern day bride. Here we have a list of Manish Malhotra’s all-time favourite lehengas.
The Ethnic Red Lehenga
For all those brides who want to embrace the traditional red lehenga on their D-day, the ace designer Manish’s this red lehenga is an answer to it. This gorgeous red velvet lehenga with Kashmiri Zari embroidery work is all that you need to look every bit like an Indian bride.

The short choli blouse with embellished full sleeves and scoop neck is the very essence of this pretty lehenga. The skirt has exquisite detailing and is paired with golden net dupatta. Nothing can beat this amazing Manish Malhotra’s bridal lehenga.

Anarkali Inspired Pink Lehenga
Apart from the usual short crop top and skirt silhouette, this anarkali inspired pink lehenga is like a whiff of fresh air.

With hues like pink, golden and orange, this lehenga is perfect for a bride with an edge. The long flared voluminous top made with the sheer fabric provides the utter grace to the entire ensemble. Also, the flared skirt and net dupatta makes it one of the finest Manish Malhotra’s creations.

A Lehenga with a Twist
If you are someone who likes to stand out and do things differently, this bridal lehenga is just made for you. Manish Malhotra once presented his Gloss collection at Lakme Fashion week. The theme had all the deep hues like purple, burgundy, grey, brown and wine. These unusual colours and Gothics inspired outfits caught our attention for good.

One of the lehengas worn by none other than very beautiful Kareena Kapoor made heads turn. The very subtle tie & dye silk lehenga with long anarkali top is what we call a lehenga with a twist. The top has all the sequins and blingy adornments to give it a formal look. Not to forget the wide-bordered dupatta with thread work that completes the lehenga. So, if you want something which is both classy and chic, you now know what to pick.

Emerald Lehenga
Since emerald green colour is considered auspicious for the Muslim brides, Manish Malhotra has come up with the perfect bridal wear here. This emerald green lehenga with the pink border and heavy embroidery work is one of the Manish’s best creations.

The lehenga has all the required elements to make it an ideal wear for a Muslim bride. Deep green colour, long anarkali top with sheer fabric, quarter sleeves and sequined net dupatta makes this lehenga drool worthy.

One for the Peachy Bride
Bridal wear is usually restricted to colours like red, maroon and pink which is quite cliched. To break the monotony, the talented couturier Manish Malhotra loves to play with colours. The designer brought forward a mirror work peach lehenga in his Gloss collection.

What makes this lehenga so special is its colour and understated sequin and mirror work. Its simple grey raw silk blouse and net dupatta added the required grace. This lehenga screams simplicity and sophistication at the same time.

Lehenga from the Streets of Lucknow
Lucknow is famous for its chikankari embroidery. Taking cue from this age-old traditional embroidery work, the designer created a gorgeous mint green chikankari lehenga with pink border. This particular lehenga is sheer elegance with olive green silk blouse and net dupatta. The entire lehenga is adorned with chikankari handwork to give it a feel and originality of Lucknow.

Creme and Pink makes a Deadly Combo
Manish Malhotra’s crème and pink lehenga with gold sequins all over and jaal style embroidery border is a treat to eyes. This nude shade lehenga with intricate embroidery is to die for. What makes it even more special is its neon pink contrast with gold which makes it class apart. The resham blouse and off white embroidered dupatta is the soul of this pretty lehenga.

Red Silk Jacket Lehenga
Red colour is quintessential for an Indian bride. Be it the complete red bridal attire or just a hint of red, it has to be present in a bride’s dress. Keeping this fact in mind, Manish Malhotra came out with another out of the world red lehenga.

This lehenga has signature Manish Malhotra feel to it. The skirt is off-white in colour with gota patti border. It is kept simple in order to gel it well with the heavy embroidered red raw silk long top. This high neck and 3/4th sleeve long jacket style top speaks volume about the beauty of this perfect ensemble.

Another Red from Manish Malhotra's Collection
There is no denying the fact that the way Manish Malhotra makes red look really hot, no one else can do. The best example to validate this statement is this red net lehenga with silver nakashi embroidery and Kashmiri tilla work.

The embroidery is done just at the hemline area and rest of the skirt is kept plain. Talking about the blouse, it has all over chikankari work along with the simple dupatta to make it look ravishing. This lehenga is perfect for a bride who thinks you need not be over the top to look beautiful on your wedding day.

Though Manish Malhotra’s every single garment is special in itself but above mentioned are our favourite from this talented designer’s kitty. Hope you agree with us and take inspiration from these gorgeous lehengas for your wedding day!

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Mother of the Bride - Indian Aunty Sarees

A wedding affair is mostly all about the bride. However, the mother of the bride ensures that her daughter does not stress out for her big day and irons out all the creases cropping up at the event. So this lady needs an outfit befitting a queen when she is bidding adieu to her princess.

The famous Indian designers like Neeta Lulla, Manish Malhotra, Ashima- Leena, etc. offer an amazing collection of Indian aunty sarees that the mother of bride can pick from. She can follow these guidelines in choosing one of the Indian aunty sarees:

Go Pastel
When her daughter is going for bold colours she can opt for paler hues. Very light tints of blues, greens, beiges, peaches and pinks are great choices for the mother of the bride.

The fabric can be sheer or opaque with crystal embroidery or applique work. The light tones of Indian aunty sarees do justice to the age of the wearer and glorify class and grace at the same time.

Hema Malini in pastels

Easy on Embroidery
Indian aunty sarees with lighter embroidery work on just the borders and the pallu is a nice choice for the mother of the bride. On these lines, the website Strand of Silk offers an amazing collection of sarees from the Indian designers, for the mother of the bride.

Gold and Off-white Saree

Like Mother, Like Daughter
The mother can match her saree with her daughter, by choosing a common colour theme. She can go few shades lighter in the colour choice. When the bride is going for lehengas with bare midriff, the mother can go for sarees in similar colour and same type of lighter embroidery.
Hema Malini with Esha Deol

Aishwarya and Jaya Bachchan

Tread the Tradition
The mother of the bride can go for the traditional Indian aunty Sarees like Kanjeevaram, Banarasi, Chanderi, Sambhalpuri, Bandhani, etc. Each of these sarees, uses traditional Indian weaves, prints or fabrics. The traditional Indian sarees always look amazing on elderly women and brings culture to the traditional wedding affair.
Paithani saree

Kanjeevaram Sarees

Blouse it Up
The Blouse for Indian aunty sarees should be one that gives coverage to the arms and adds drama to the saree. For leaner arms the mothers can go for sheer fabrics with borders and shorter sleeves.

For heavier arms a more covered look with opaques and embroidery depending upon the saree is a way to go. The veteran actress Shabana Azmi is seen a lot in full sleeves or three-quarter sleeves and she looks very classy wearing sarees with longer sleeved blouses.

Shabana Azmi at Lakme Fashion Week

Pull an Additional Pallu
An additional stole added to the other shoulder without pallu (saree pleats on the shoulder), with matching embroidery and colours gives a regal and commanding look. It adds dimension to the saree and takes it to a different level.
Waheeda Rehman with the extra Pallu Saree
The Indian aunty sarees are definitely a more popular and suitable choice for the mother of the bride over lehengas and anarkalis. The mother of the bride’s saree does not intend to take the limelight away but it subtly speaks for the woman behind the girl, who has begun a new journey in womanhood.

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